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Damned in a single sentence: She has vociferously campaigned against embryo experimentation, Sunday trading, pornographic videos and fluoride.

What at first looks like help for people with poor imagination faculties rapidly grows into a Cronenbergish story of dubious-taste therapy that may be more damaging than the experience it aims to relieve. Buy the film rights!

I was sent spam for "one-click history deletion" today. Oh, the history deletion button. Shiny, shiny button ... it didn't turn out to be what I thought it was. *sigh*

I'm not going to link to what Orson Scott Card had to say about same-sex marriage. Instead, something positive: when I read something online I hate, I go read Morford. He sets the world to rights.

On the subject of despairing in all humanity, I've added up the times and I think I can make it to see Dogville and Le Corbeau in a single evening. Oh yeah, beat down that human spirit.

But, what's this? A minimate Frodo? Joy reigns again! (Also available, Aragorn, Legolas, Twilight Frodo ... and an uruk-hai in chain mail pants!)

The world's not so bad after all.


1st Mar, 2004 02:38 (UTC)
Re: These might also cheer you up!

Gay couples don't have to contend with family pressure or unexpected pregnancy, said Ted Guggenheim, 35, who married his partner of 17 years last week. "It's truly about love."

Even assuming he means "family pressure to have kids", that statement still makes no sense.
1st Mar, 2004 07:15 (UTC)
Re: These might also cheer you up!
Yes, well, this is California - half-hatched concepts are common enough. ;-)
1st Mar, 2004 09:22 (UTC)
Re: These might also cheer you up!
I'd assumed he meant family pressure to marry?
1st Mar, 2004 13:34 (UTC)
family pressure to marry/have kids etc.
Isn't necessarily turned off by coming out to parents. In fact, it can throw them into a bit of a frenzy about such things, especially for only children ---

Equally the idea that loads of straight couples are getting married because of unwanted pregnancies and their parents wanting grandchildren is (if not insulting) kind of 30 years ago.

Nowadays lesbians aren't generally perceived to be out of the breeding cycle, either. Gay men may find parents encouraging them to find a nice lesbian couple and procreate. They may even want to.

The idea that gay love is somehow purer because it's not connected to the whole nasty procreation business edges into the chauvinistic -- which is why I snapped at it.